Director Victor Salva has signed on to write and direct the third installment of Jeepers Creepers. Not only will Salva be returning, but Jonathan Breck will also reprise his role as The Creeper, while Ray Wise will also return as Taggart.
Fangoria caught up with Salva, and he had the following to say:
“I have indeed signed to write and direct a third 'Jeepers Creepers' film this year,” he tells Fango. “It’s tentatively titled 'Jeepers Creepers 3: The Creeper Walks Among Us'. It includes a prologue in the Old West and might bring back several characters from the first two films 20 years later. The script and story will be big on scares and give us plenty more of the traditional Creeper creepiness, with a few more bits thrown in about what it might be and where it came from.”
And as far as the rumors about it going direct to DVD:
"The larger question right now is whether the film will get a shot at the big screen. MGM initially suggested that we go direct to video with the third in the trilogy, but we hope that the exciting entity that the new MGM is becoming realizes that both 'Jeepers Creepers' films set [then-] records for their Labor Day weekend box-office openings, before each went on to make over $100 million apiece on DVD. I believe a theatrical release is critical to this kind of success on video. I don’t think you can have one without the other, and it would be a shame not to be able to see what I have planned for 'Jeepers Creepers 3' up on the big screen."